Whey protein-coated plastic films to replace plastic polymers and increase recyclability

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Veranstalter:

PCS Plasttechnics Cluster, TUBA Lajovic Tuba Embalaza

Datum/Zeit:

11th October 2011

Ort:

Hotel Mons, Hotel and Congress Center Ljubljana
Pot za Brdom 4, 1000
Ljubljana, Slovenia

WHEYLAYER DEMONSTRATION SESSION in Ljubljana, Slovenia on October 11, 2011

WHEYLAYER is a collaborative 3 year research project that is being funded by the EC’s Seventh Framework Programme under “Research for SME Associations”. The consortium comprises 14 partners from 7 EU Member States and Turkey and includes research providers, industrial associations and SMEs.

The WHEYLAYER demonstration session on October 11, 2011 in Ljubljana will be the first public demonstration of the WHEYLAYER materials and process targeted at plastic manufacturers, processors and recyclers, packaging and food producers.

WHEYLAYER developed a whey protein-coating for plastic films able to replace currently used expensive synthetic oxygen-barrier layers such as EVOH used in multilayer packaging. It solves multiple environmental challenges: finding new commercial use of currently discarded cheese by-product, replacing petroleum-based plastics with natural bioplastics while safeguarding the performances and enhancing the recyclability of multilayer films, thus adding huge value for the European packaging and food industries.

Programme

09:00

Registration

09:15

Welcome

PCS, TUBA, Slovenian Chamber of Commerce

09:20

Introduction to the WHEYLAYER project

IRIS

09:25

Introduction to the whey market and isolation process

Meiereigenossenschaft Langenhorn eG

09:30

Introduction to the recycling of plastics and plastic packaging

ASSORIMAP

09:30

 

 Development of barrier layer based on whey 

FRAUNHOFER

09:50

Recycling and Environmental benefits of WHEYLAYER

UNIPI

10:05

Results of packaging of food stuffs with WHEYLAYER-based films 

ttz Bremerhaven

10:20

Principle of the WHEYLAYER process

IRIS

10:30

Lecture on sustainable packaging

Invited Speaker (Mona Poppa)

10:55

Coffee break and transfer to TUBA's facilities 

11:30

Welcome to TUBA's facilities and presentation of TUBA's activities

TUBA

11:45

Demonstration of the WHEYLAYER coating process and tube making

TUBA / IRIS 

12:30

Conclusion of the demonstration session and feedback from attendees

All

12:45

Transfer to the hotel for Optional Buffet lunch

14:00 End of Demonstration session

 

Registration & Cost

To register for the demonstration session, please contact Dr. Ing. Elodie Bugnicourt via e-mail: ebugnicourt@iris.cat or tel: +34 93 554 25 13.

The workshop is free of charge.


 

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